Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he is yet to reach full fitness as he continues to train with a his knee strapped up, but says he has nothing to prove after two disappointing World Cup displays in the past, the Telegraph has reported.
Ronaldo has played at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups but has yet to shine on the world’s biggest stage with Portugal – sporting just two goals against lower opposition in Iran and North Korea.
But while B...More
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to make an instant impact for Portugal as the Real Madrid star helped to tear into Ireland and finish their World cup preparations with a 5-1 demolition, the Daily Mail is reporting.
Ronaldo has been out of action since Madrid won the Champions League final after he was found to be suffering with tendinitis in his knee, but was fit enough to start his nation’s final warm up game - although his knee was stra...More
Northern Ireland are still yet to taste victory under Michael O’Neill and face a difficult task of securing their first win under the new boss with a trip to Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo will captain his side and win his 100th cap in the process, hopefully toasting that with a much-needed victory.
Portugal were beaten 1-0 by Russia on Friday and that result leaves them three points behind Fabio Capello’s side with three fixtures playe...More
We waited and waited for Spain to turn up in this game and eventually they did, with Cesc Fabregas sealing their final place in a tense penalty shoot-out (as if there is any other kind). Joao Moutinho and Bruno Alves were the unlucky ones and for Portugal and it was a cruel way for the team to depart the competition as they had matched the reigning European Champions over the two-hour contest.
Before the match we were wondering whic...More
The first of the two Euro 2012 semi-finals gets under way tonight and an old rivalry is to be reignited. Current holders Spain take on 2004 runners-up Portugal, a contrast in styles but not in passion. Both have faced some tough tasks to get here, the Portguese coming second in the aptly named ‘group of death’ beating the Netherlands and Denmark to progress. Whilst Spain took on Italy and Croatia in their two toughest group games, only ...More
The quarter-finals of Euro 2012 kick off tonight with Group A winners, Czech Republic, facing off against the Group B runners-up, Portugal. Despite a 4-1 loss in their opening fixture against Russia, the Czechs managed to rally and win their last fixture against co-hosts, Poland, to top the group. Whilst they were expected to progress through the first stage, the same cannot be said for Portugal. In what had been dubbed the ‘Group of De...More
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